Villanova University, founded in 1842, is a private, church-affiliated, comprehensive university. In the Roman Catholic Augustinian tradition, Villanova emphasizes the disciplines of philosophy and theology, seeking to influence the search for world peace and justice. Programs are offered through the Colleges of Commerce and Finance, Engineering, Liberal Arts and Sciences, and Nursing. Through academic programs and the pastoral ministry, the university provides for its faculty, students and staff the opportunities for public service to the community. Ultimately, all of the programs and support offered in this arena are seen as a means of developing the total person intellectually, emotionally, spiritually, culturally, socially and physically. Its 254-acre campus is located in Villanova, 12 miles west of Philadelphia.

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collegeType
Private
studentType
Coed
6,865
Undergraduates
3,255
Men - 47.4%
3,611
Women - 52.6%
3,983
Graduates
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Entrance Difficulty
Very difficult
Overall Admission Rate
28% of 22,909 applicants were admitted
Early Action Offered
Yes
Early Decision Offered
Yes
Regular Admission Deadline
January 15
Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen
Average GPA
4.20
SAT Math
715 average
670-760 range of middle 50%
SAT EBRW
680 average
650-710 range of middle 50%
ACT Composite
33 average
31-34 range of middle 50%
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Cost of Attendance
$73,124
Tuition and Fees
$55,280
Room and Board
$14,444
Average Percent of Need Met
80%
Average Freshman Award
$41,496
Average Indebtedness of 2018 Graduates
$36,716
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Academic Calendar System
Semester
General Education/Core Curriculum
Required for most or all students
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates
641
Regular Class Size (Students)
2-9
9%
10-19
33%
20-29
35%
30-39
19%
40-49
2%
50-99
2%
Over 100
0%
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Philadelphia Population
5,900
Nearest Metropolitan Area
Philadelphia
Freshman Housing Guarantee
College offers housing to students
Students in College Housing
76% of all students
Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division I
Mascot
Wildcat
Sororities
26% of women participate
Fraternities
21% of men participate
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Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
American Indian/Alaskan Native
0%
Asian
5.8%
Black/African-American
5.2%
Hispanic/Latino
8.5%
Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
3.1%
Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
0%
White
75.5%
Unknown
1.8%
International Students
2.7% from 44 countries
First-Year Students Returning
95.8%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
87.3%
Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
Not reported
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
16.0%